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Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska

Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska

As experienced cruisers with hundreds of days on water, we often encounter want-to-be cruisers who ask where they should go. Alaska is our go-to answer. Though we’ve explored Alaska several times, every visit reveals something new. Before our voyage last year on the Westerdam, friends and colleagues offered some well-heeled advice: take a flight and…   read more of “Dog Sledding on a…”

New Food & Wine Tours Served Up in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

New Food & Wine Tours Served Up in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

Holland America Line guests hungry for more culinary adventures ashore can satisfy their appetite with 30 new FOOD & WINE shore excursions throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America that showcase the bold flavors of the region. Developed in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, Holland America Line guests can now choose from nearly 100…   read more of “New Food &…”

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Kelly Stilwell of Food Fun & Faraway Places recently sailed on Holland America Line to Southeast Asia and participated in “The Courageous Kitchen Cooking Class: In Partnership With Food & Wine Magazine” shore excursion while at Bangkok, Thailand. Read selections from Kelly Stilwell’s article to hear about her Thai cooking class experience! Thai Cooking Class…   read more of “Press Diary: Thai…”

New ‘Up-Close Exploring’ Shore Excursion Introduced in Hubbard Glacier

New ‘Up-Close Exploring’ Shore Excursion Introduced in Hubbard Glacier

Alaska offers unrivaled scenery and adventure among its narrow fjords, rugged mountains and verdant forests. Glaciers loom over the sea like towers of blue ice while migrating whales can be spotted surfacing to exhale jets of spray. Whether it’s cruising in Glacier Bay to Margerie Glacier, in Tracy Arm to the Twin Sawyer Glaciers, or…   read more of “New ‘Up-Close…”

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore of the award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, Ordinary Traveler, recently sailed on a 17-day Holland America Line EXC In-Depth cruise aboard Maasdam to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read selections from Christy’s blog post to hear her reflections on cruising on Maasdam and the unique ports of…   read more of “Press Diary: 17…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Waitangi and Tauranga, New Zealand

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Waitangi and Tauranga, New Zealand

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is in New Zealand! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from gorgeous Waitangi and Tauranga. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Waitangi, New Zealand The Bay of Plenty was spectacular as Maasdam glided…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Holland America Line Launches Navigator Mobile Phone App Across Entire Fleet

Holland America Line Launches Navigator Mobile Phone App Across Entire Fleet

Leveraging technology to further personalize the cruise experience, Holland America Line is expanding the functionality of its popular browser-based Navigator tool into a user-friendly, free app for mobile phones and tablets that can be used on board. iPhone and Android users can download the Navigator app from the iTunes App and Google Play stores, respectively….   read more of “Holland America…”